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A place at the table: Latinas in Arizona strive for representation in politics

PHOENIX - 2020 was the first year a Latina was elected to statewide office in Arizona; in fact, two Latinas were: Anna Tovar and Lea Márquez Peterson.


A Colorado River showdown is looming. Let the posturing begin.

A showdown is looming among the states that rely on the Colorado River for drinking and irrigation water. Negotiations are set to start on the river's future among worsening drought conditions.


How dry is the Colorado River Basin? We explain it in 5 numbers

Things are very dry in the Colorado River Basin already this year. And the situation could get much worse for the water that 40 million people across seven western states rely on.


Responding to surge, Ducey orders bars, theaters closed, delays school reopening

Movie theaters, bars, water parks and other places where large crowds can gather were ordered to close in response to troubling growth of illness and reports of crowds at river-tubing and outdoor recreation areas in Arizona this past weekend.


Hospitals adapt to keep beds available as surge in COVID-19 cases tests system

Surging numbers of COVID-19 cases in Arizona have pushed some hospital intensive-care units to their limits in recent weeks, but health experts around the state said hospitals still have room to adapt - for now.


Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker and the day WrestleMania came to Glendale

PHOENIX – On March 28, 2010, the professional wrestling world had its eyes on Glendale, as 72,219 spectators filled what is now known as State Farm Stadium. The flagship competition of World Wrestling Entertainment delivered one of the sport's most memorable main events.


With drought plans finished, water managers pause Colorado River negotiations

LAS VEGAS – With the drought contingency plan finished, water managers from across the Southwest recently gathered in Las Vegas to figure out what’s next. Climate change already is restricting the arid region’s water supplies, and there’s little agreement on how to bring balance to the Colorado River Basin.


Bluegreen Vacations 500 reflects popularity of NASCAR in Arizona, host of 2020 championship

AVONDALE – Although thousands of people in the Valley flocked to ISM Raceway over the weekend to cheer on their favorite drivers, the Bluegreen Vacations 500 drew just as many people from outside Arizona.


Snarky comment in college admissions investigation has ASU supporters up in arms

PHOENIX – Arizonians are taking to social media after Mossimo Giannulli made a negative comment about Arizona State University in the wake of college bribe scandal.


Find a lawyer: Arizona Bar’s online site matches clients, attorneys

PHOENIX – People can post their legal needs on the State Bar of Arizona’s Find-a-Lawyer online service to seek the right attorney for their needs. The pilot program is part of national trend to simplify the process of hiring an attorney to settle disputes.


Distance, language can still pose challenge to Native American voting

WASHINGTON - Overt challenges to Native Americans voting are a thing of the past, experts say, but casting a ballot can still be hard for tribal members who may face language barriers, registration difficulties and scant access to polling places and government services that can ease the process.


Drowned: The road to recovery

PHOENIX — Firefighters have experienced it all. Blazing house fires. Fatal heart attacks. Toxic gas leaks. Crews are dispatched to a scene, follow the basic protocols and return home to the station for dinner, relatively unscathed. But in Arizona, there’s one call that makes even the toughest first-responders anxious: Drowning involving a child.